Friday, March 26, 2010

Getting fit is hard!

This past couple of months has finally found some good weeks of training from the month of January with the broken rib. All is good with the new addition to our family( Cale) she is super easy and my wife is very happy about that! She sleeps a bunch and is a complete joy. we are very lucky --again. I do believe she will be very different from Chloe. its just a feeling.

Windtraining class wrapped up with a great awards party as everyone scraped for coachjay and beartooth gear-- quite the site. congrats to Pam Harder and Ali Ryan for participating in the most classes this year with 16! and a special thanks to Steve Mysee and Sign and Design for hosting this years class-- next year we will have some very special additions to class! look for announcements this fall.

Chloe and I have been going to Bozeman for here ski school while I have been skate skiing and doing some runs( with Niki Kimbal) and even some biking as the spring weather has been kicking in. Chloe graduated from Mogul mice last week and has been skiing from the top of the mountain for over a montb now! last time I was up with her she keep up with me and was skiing even black runs! at 4.5yrs! great fun! major goal= keep up with my girls as I get old- age vs kids activity curve i guess. Sarah is storming back in shape with her typical fast ramp up already running 2hrs at a time-- I think it took me 6mo to get up to a 2hr run! she just goes, goes, goes. even with last week turning 44! That was a great night out with friends.

This past weekend Rob Newsom and myself made the first pilgrimage to the mountains riding up the chief Joseph Hwy( a 13mile climb) and 3700 vertical feet for the ride. It was a great ride and the whimpy burger in Belfry was even better. Rob had the whiner burger which was very appropriate on this day!

Then there was the first downtown Billings crit in a very long time, I decided not to partake due to the ride in the morning and the course which had 4 x 180 turns, but watching was a gas. our group had a great spot at the brew pub and we made our own hot corner complete with cow bells and of course lots of beer and shouting. congrats to all that participated!

This coming week I will be going to Denver for a spring training camp with some of my clones and guests down there. I am working on a very special summer camp in Bozeman/Targee this summer starting in the middle of July, details will be coming very soon- so get ready.

I did travel to Denver a couple of weeks ago to work with some clients and found myself fighting a cold and wheezing for air as I was humbled by the altitude and fitness of the folks down there. I hope that this coming week I will be a bit better. I can tell you all that at my age and physical challenges that trying to get in shape to race full bore when I race in the 50-55age group next year is a serious challenge. I know that my illness was going take me a while to recover from( the docs said a whole year) and even though I called bullshit on that, they seem to be right this time. It has been so difficult that I have hired a coach to help me. She is a coach I met at the symposium in Colorado springs and so far she has been a tremendous help. Her name is Michelle Ford and so far she has mad some excellent calls with my training. I am making steady progress and hope to race competitively sometime this year.

My first triathlon will be in Missoula as the Grizzly Tri/ the next day I am doing the Rocky Mt Roubaix bike race. Then there is Peaks to Prairie Duathlon on April 25th and the Boise 70.3 in June we will see from there but so far I am still pretty mediocre but improving slowly.

clone report:

Sue Balter had a great 1/2 marathon in NYC, Adam Weaver places 5th in the 40-45 age in 70.3 cali oceanside, Sarah Heaton also Prs at Oceanside, Paolo Gerbasi and Dan Brewer had multiple mechanicals 7 flats between then ouch!! but had good races never the less, Todd Vrlsted had a very solid half in LV. Kevin Welsh placed 3rd overall in the lifetime indoor tri beating Tim Hola on the bike!, many clones did the shamrock run and that was a blast! great job rimrunners on a great event-- I think that is it but if I forgot someone let me know and I will include it in the next blog.


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